My friend has been in town for the past week, and I've been squiring him around to all of the "hot spots." Let me just say that being a tourist is exhausting. That being said, I'm happy we got a chance to go to the Art Institute and see the collection of mini rooms. Those were super cute and original. I also was pleasantly surprised by the Museum of Contemporary Art. An especially fun discovery was Chris Uphues, who was their 12 x 12 (12 young Chicago artists over the next 12 months) feature of the month. His paintings are a lot of fun, and the level of detail he puts into each of them is hugely impressive.
That being said, man ALIVE does my friend love American vice foods. In addition to his already-existing love of two-bite brownies, Haagen Dazs Pineapple Coconut ice cream, and macaroni and cheese, he's fallen in love with Original Pancake House omelettes, Cold Stone Creamery ice cream, and Giordano's stuffed pizza. Not that I blame him (for the most part) -- I love Cold Stone as much as the next, but, holy man, I can just feel my arteries clogging. *choke choke* I think I need to detox afterwards. Any suggestions?